Remembering Paul Cellucci: Loved Mass., Fought ALS Bravel

June 14, 2013
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When the news came out a few years back that former Governor and Ambassador to Canada A. Paul Cellucci had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Massachusetts residents of all political stripes were saddened at the prospect of our always-vigorous former chief executive being struck down by this dreaded disease with no cure. Paul...

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Police Briefs 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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June 3 Darryl D. McClure, 44, of 23 Kimball Road, Chelsea, was arrested for receiving stolen property. Juan Carasquillo, 25, of 45 Tudor, Lynn, was arrested for possession of a Class A drug, carrying a dangerous weapon, resisting arrest and drug violation near school. June 4 Angel Idiarte, 38, of 67 Bellingham Street, Chelsea,...

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Obituaries 06-13-2013

June 14, 2013
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Leilani ‘Lily’ Molina Of Chelsea Leilani “Lily” Molina of Chelsea died unexpectedly on June 8 in Boston Children’s Hospital. She was the cherished four year old daughter of Salvador and Elena (Vega) Molina and the dear sister of Joshua and Franky Molina. Funeral Services were entrusted to Vazza’s “Beechwood” Funeral Home, 262 Beach St.,...

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Take Back Day

June 6, 2013
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Take Back Day

A group of people rallied on the City Hall stairs to promote Take Back Day on June 1st.

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City Wants Unwanted Meds

June 6, 2013
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City Wants Unwanted Meds

A new kiosk has been installed in the front lobby of the Chelsea Police Station to aid in the disposal of unused or expired medications. Residents are encouraged to use this as a safe and non-damaging way to dispose of unwanted medicine. “We all have medicine around the house that we have no use...

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The Polish American Veterans Post 13

June 6, 2013
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The Polish American Veterans Post 13

The Polish American Veterans Post 13, a distinguished organization of veterans who served our country, convened for its elections and a meeting at its headquarters on Fourth Street. Seated (from left) are Assistant Finance Officer Phillip Collins, Finance Officer Peter Suchciki, Commander Roman A. Pucko PC, Junior Vice Commander James Malachowski, and Sergeant-At-Arms John...

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Chelsea High School Holds Graduation Sunday

June 6, 2013
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Two-hundred-and-fifty-five students in the Chelsea High School Class of 2013 will participate in commencement ceremonies Sunday at 1 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Constance Beck-Treadway, who will be attending Yale University, will deliver the valedictory address. Lejla Skokic, who will be attending Harvard College, will deliver the salutatory address. CHS Principal Joseph Mullaney praised...

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Council Passes $131.4 Million Budget

June 6, 2013
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The City Budget will increase by 8.8 percent as a result, mostly, of school spending, but strong economic development growth in the City will rule out any need for cost cutting or a Proposition 2 1/2 override vote. The City Council unanimously adopted the $131.4 million budget proposed by City Manager Jay Ash for...

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Back Pay Adds Up Big After Lengthy Contract Dispute

June 6, 2013
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Resolving several outstanding union contracts was a relief for a good many in City government after several years of give and take, but one piece of that resolution wasn’t too refreshing for taxpayers. As part of the union contracts, retroactive pay – or pay increases for the years that have already passed since the...

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Order on 10-mile Rule Strikes Out

June 6, 2013
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The City Council ruled a controversial public safety measure out of order at Monday’s meeting prior to any discussion. An order had been put in last week by several councillors to look into enforcing the 10-mile state law that requires all police, fire and EMS employees to live within 10 miles of their municipal...

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Chelsea Property Owner Indicted for Procurement Fraud

June 6, 2013
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A Chelsea area property owner and real estate broker has been indicted in connection with procurement fraud and falsifying a lead inspection report, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced last week. Nidia Peguero, age 39, of Chelsea, was indicted on Thursday by a Suffolk County Grand Jury on the charges of Procurement Fraud (2 counts)...

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Congratulations, Graduates: The Chelsea High Class of 2013 Has Left Its Mark

June 6, 2013
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A high school graduation is a bittersweet time both for the graduates and their family members. Although it is the most joyous and significant event thus far for the grads in their young lives, it also signifies the end of a period during which they have been dependent upon their parents, teachers, community, and friends for guidance and...

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Chelsea Youth Basketball League Awards Banquet

June 6, 2013
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The Chelsea Youth Basketball League held its awards banquet Sunday at the French Club. The players, coaches, and families enjoyed a buffet dinner that included pizza, chicken wings, roasted pork, meatballs, pasra salad, rice (donated by Don Fritos), salad, and cake for dessert. League president Michelle Lopez served as the master of ceremonies for...

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Obituaries 06-06-2013

June 6, 2013
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Israel Belen Of Chelsea Israel A.  Belen died in Chelsea on June 3. A US Army veteran, he was the beloved husband of Luz (Perez); father of Eloisa Palma and her husband, Juan of Everett and Robert Perez and his wife, Blanca Rosado of Chelsea and grandfather of Arturo and David Martinez. A Funeral...

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Parade and Ceremonies See Record Attendance

May 30, 2013
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Parade and Ceremonies See Record Attendance

There is no underestimating how much people love a parade, and in Chelsea, the City and Girl Scouts have learned that such an affair can truly bring out more people to honor the service of military veterans and those who never returned from war. This year’s Memorial Day Services on Monday morning went off...

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Another Utility Box Turns into Art

May 30, 2013
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Another Utility Box Turns into Art

Chelsea Painted Box, a program that allows artists to paint utility boxes throughout the city, is calling for more artists to participate. Painted Box is part of the City’s effort to deter graffiti and promote art. The program is being administered by the Chelsea Cultural Council and City Manager Jay Ash. “The boxes that...

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Mother’s Day Dinner

May 30, 2013
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Mother’s Day Dinner

The Buckley Apartments on Bloomingdale Street hosted a Mother’s Day Dinner that was enjoyed by many residents. Pictured at the buffet table are, from left, Lauren Toro, Tenants Council President Joe Pandolfo, Juanita Martinez, Councilor- at-Large Leo Robinson, Josie Yosefa, and Felicia Quinones.

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Markey Senate Camp Questioned for Campaigning at Memorial Day Service

May 30, 2013
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Markey Senate Camp Questioned for Campaigning at Memorial Day Service

The Markey for Senate campaign is facing questions this week over what appeared to be a sign holding event and campaign rally in front of City Hall during the start of the City’s Official Memorial Day Ceremony. Largely considered to be a non-political day, Memorial Day has long been off-limits to overt campaigning by...

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Stopped in Its Tracks: Petruccelli and DiDomenico Adds to Chapter 91 Law Prohibiting Ethanol Shipments

May 30, 2013
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Senator Anthony Petruccelli, with help from Chelsea Senator Sal DiDomenico and Senator Patricia Jehlen, added language last week during a late night session to amend the state’s Chapter 91 law. The amendment’s language would block Global Oil’s proposal to bring 1.8 million gallons of ethanol by train twice a week through parts of Chelsea...

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State 10-mile Rule Riles Council, Public Safety Officials

May 30, 2013
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City Councillors have entered into a major behind-the-scenes controversy this week for an order filed Tuesday that calls for the City to look into the strict enforcement of the public safety 10-mile radius rule. The rule, which has been a state law for some 40 years, requires that all public safety workers – including...

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Thank You, Kiwanis Club of Chelsea

May 30, 2013
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The Kiwanis Club is one of the longest-running community service organizations in the city, occupying a spot of admiration right up there with the Rotary Club of Chelsea the Zonta Club of Chelsea, and the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce who help residents of our city in so many ways. The Kiwanis Club, though small...

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A Phenomenal Start: Eighth Grader Mia Nowicki Stars for St. Mary’s High School Softball Team

May 30, 2013
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Eighth grader Mia Nowicki is in a class by herself for the St. Mary’s High School varsity softball team. Pitching against opponents who are often four-to-five years older than she, the 13-year-old Nowicki is fast becoming a star in the high school ranks, even though technically she is still in junior high. Mia displayed...

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Obituaries 05-30-2013

May 30, 2013
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Phyllis Antonelli Of Revere, formerly of Chelsea Phyllis M. (Reid) Antonelli, a 60 year resident of Revere, formerly of Chelsea, died at her home following a long illness on May 22. She was 84 years old. Born and raised in Chelsea, she attended Chelsea Schools and moved to Revere in 1953. Her beloved husband,...

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National Salvation Army Week

May 23, 2013
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National Salvation Army Week

Though things have turned a little colder and wetter this week, last Thursday’s sunny weather made the day all about popsicles and playing outside for Mariyah Hannon and Aliyah Martinez (right). They are pictured here at Kayem Park, where the Salvation Army handed out hundreds of popsicles last Thursday to kids as part of...

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